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Two dead, one injured at homeless camp

Two dead, one injured at homeless camp

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ Anchorage police are looking for a man suspected in a shooting near downtown that left two people dead and one person severely injured.

 

The victims _ two men and one woman _ were shot about 6 p.m. Monday in a tent in a wooded area beyond a parking lot east of Karluk Street and Fifth Avenue. The area has been described as a homeless camp.

 

One of the men died at the scene and the woman died after being transported to a local hospital.

 

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the critically injured man is being treated at a hospital. She says police have spoken with him.

 

The suspect is described as a man wearing a black jacket with red stripes on the back.

 

Castro says police are following leads received.

 

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